Netanyahu is on a quixotic campaign to prove that Arabs have no roots here.
The recognition question
The demand to recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people relates more to nationality than religion.
We, Jews, must free ourselves from the obsessive need to define ourselves as a single entity.
Israeli official: Abbas parading rejectionism as a virtue; at end of two-day summit, Arab states also denounce 'massacres' by Syrian government and call for political solution.
The demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel’s exclusively Jewish nature stems from angst about the country’s identity.
Those who present themselves as supporters of the two-state solution, but who insist on demanding recognition of a nation-state, are acting to perpetuate the occupation and settlement.
PA expects Arab foreign ministers to back the Palestinian position in negotiations with Israel, says senior official.
Hosts sting PM on settlements, housing reform and Iran's nuclear program. The latter prompts a stern response.
Unreasonable to expect any Palestinian leader to consent to what has become an Israeli ultimatum right now, writes lobby head Jeremy Ben-Ami.
Though both Israelis, Palestinians don't rule out possibility to extend talks even without agreement.